The snowy landscape outside might be a bit frosty, so snuggle up with your loved ones in a unique hotel with first-class comfort and charm. The medieval Old Town is the ideal place to stay during a wintertime trip to Tallinn. On winding streets of historical buildings, a stone's throw away from the Town Hall Square and its famous Christmas tree.
Hotel Telegraaf began its life as a post office and telephone centre in 1878 but has since been renovated into a modern 5-star establishment. Guests at My City Hotel can enjoy a large collection of Italian art that decorates the walls as well as fresh baked breakfasts and an in-house spa, all without leaving Tallinn's Old Town.
For elegant yet budget-friendly accommodation, look just outside the Old Town. For a taste of "manor elegance right in the heart of Tallinn", book a room at the Von Stackelberg Hotel, the 19th-century city estate of Baron von Stackelberg. Each room at the modern Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria, in the city centre, is different and tells a unique and individual story. The Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn, just across the street, is around the corner from the lively Rotermanni quarter.
Where to eat
For a taste of Estonian Christmas food, check out the medieval-themed Olde Hansa, located in an authentic Hanseatic-era building. Homey spots like the Kreutzwald Hotel and Restaurant Nero have a special Christmas menu, as does the Swissôtel, located just a short walk from Tallinn's Old Town.
You can also check out our recommendations on what and where to eat Christmas dinner in Estonia.